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  1. Top targets, fallback options for all teams

    Jim Bowden

    A look at the top target(s) and fallback options for every MLB team: AL East Baltimore Orioles' top targets: Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis The Orioles are focused on just keeping their own players and have a four-year offer on the table for ...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  2. Can Marlins sign Stanton?

    AJ Mass

    ESPN.com's Jim Bowden reports that the goal for the Miami Marlins is "to get Giancarlo Stanton signed to a long-term contract by the winter meetings," at least so says Michael Hill, the team's president of baseball operations. There is some sk...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  3. Why deals could happen quickly

    Doug Mittler

    Baseball has officially reached the hot stove season, with 121 players becoming free agents at the conclusion of the World Series. If last year is any indication, we will not have to wait until the Winter Meetings in December to see some significant ...

    Blog | November 01, 2014
  4. Odds of a Mets-Cubs deal

    Doug Mittler

    The four-game wraparound series between the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs has the feel of a Winter Meetings preview. After all, the Mets have built a stockpile of young pitching and the Cubs have an abundance of youthful hitters, particularly at sh...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  5. The market for Bronson Arroyo

    Doug Mittler

    There was plenty of buzz at the MLB winter meetings regarding free agent Bronson Arroyo, but like many of the prominent free agent starters, he entered the new year without a contract. The odds of Arroyo remaining in Cincinnati may be declining as...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  6. The market for Bronson Arroyo

    Doug Mittler

    There was plenty of buzz at the winter meetings regarding free agent Bronson Arroyo, but like many of the prominent free agent starters, he remains without a contract just two days before Christmas. Terry Bross, the agent for Arroyo, tells Nick Ca...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  7. Santana, Jimenez may end up staying put

    Buster Olney

    The most frequently asked questions at last week's winter meetings: 1. Do you know where I can get some coffee? 2. Who were the agents who fought in the parking lot? 3. Are any moves going to happen here? 4. Have you heard anything about ...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  8. 10 moves that still need to happen

    Jim Bowden

    This has been a wild offseason so far, with blockbuster trades and free-agent signings taking place even before we got to Orlando for the Winter Meetings. Yet, with two weeks left in 2013, the free-agent and trade markets still have a lot of unfinish...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  9. Mike Trout and the $400 million question

    Buster Olney

    During the winter meetings last week, general managers rotated through the ESPN workroom to answer thematic questions. Their responses are used going into and coming out of commercials during "Baseball Tonight," and one of the questions posed was: Wh...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  10. Braves seeking Shark?

    AJ Mass

    One of the quieter teams at the Winter Meetings was the Atlanta Braves, who did not make a single trade or free agent signing during the past four days. However, there's still plenty of time left this offseason for a significant move to be made. "...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  11. Ike finally getting liked?

    AJ Mass

    It's the rumor that won't seem to go away. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, general managers Sandy Alderson and Doug Melvin are chatting again at the winter meetings, once again fueling speculation that a deal could be forthcoming that would...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  12. Winter Meetings buzz

    AJ Mass

    Not all the news coming from baseball's Winter Meetings has to do with wheeling and dealing and the signing of free agents. On Thursday, the league spent several hours laying the basic groundwork for new rules changes for the upcoming season as it re...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  13. Rule 5 draft highlights

    AJ Mass

    The MLB Rule 5 Draft took place Thursday morning at the winter meetings, with only nine teams selecting players in the major league portion of the draft. These players are not on the 40-man roster of a major league team and have played for at lea...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  14. Kevin Youkilis to the Los Angeles Dodgers among potential bargain...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at five low-cost free-agent fixes that should be made, starting with Kevin Youkilis to the Dodgers.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  15. Colon a smart signing by the Mets

    Keith Law

    The New York Mets' deal with Bartolo Colon makes more sense for them now in the absence of Matt Harvey, because they needed a short-term solution to keep the rotation respectable and avoid a situation in which they'd be tempted to rush one of their t...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  16. Scott Boras hoping his gamble pays off

    Buster Olney

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The most admired trait that Scott Boras brings to his negotiations -- although to be clear, it's not always admired -- is his relentlessness. As you hear general managers describe Boras proposing a deal over and over, in dif...

    Blog | December 11, 2013